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Jason Kulakowski



12524 Chronical Dr., Fairfax, VA 22030

Position Wanted:
Operations, Management

Executive Summary

A passionate innovative leader with 15 years experience working across a diverse international community to develop enduring solutions in areas of conflict and instability.  Adept at understanding complex challenges, developing innovative and enduring results, and driving organizational direction.

Work Experience

Deputy Division Chief, Federal Employee, GS-15Dec 2011 – Present

Joint IED Defeat Organization, Department of Defense, Washington, DC

Oversaw a cross functional team comprising of 37 personnel with a $110 million annual budget responsible for coordinating, assessing, and evaluating DoD capabilities and programs to predicts and understand improvised weapons and other disruptive technologies in regions of instability and conflict.

                Forged collaboration across an interagency team to develop concepts and capabilities such as the IED Lexicon which was adopted by NATO and the United Nations.

Institutionalized and integrated concepts with International Partners (Colombia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Canada, United Kingdom, and NATO) through the development of doctrinal concepts resulting in the development of the Handbook and updates to eleven doctrinal publications.

Spearheaded the development of a Security Cooperation Assessment Guide to assist international partners such as Pakistan, Colombia, and Afghanistan in the development and promote regional stability and reduce the proliferation of weapons.

Collaborated with the FBI and ATF to develop a Science and Technology program enhancing DoD

capabilities to forensically exploit improvised weapons.

Senior Program AnalystApr 2011 - Dec 2011

UXO Center of Excellence, Department of Defense, Fort Belvoir, VA

Provided visibility and assessment of emerging technologies and programs from DoD, Foreign Partners, Industry, and Academia for the detection and neutralization of explosive hazards, unexploded ordnances, and improvised weapons.

Improved efficiency through the development of a technology database to enhance collaboration and use resources to facilitate information exchange between DoD agencies.

Increased portfolio from 95 to 350 programs through outreach to Industry and Academia illuminating opportunities to consolidate requirements and reduce redundant funding.

Senior Operations AnalystOct 2010 - Apr 2011

Shell Exploration and Production Company, Wellsboro, PA

Responsible for planning, developing, monitoring, and coordinating logistical operations with a $600 million annual operating budget.

Develop management tools, metrics, and databases to allow other managers to task and track multiple actions, set priorities, and assess daily goals and requirements in an effective manner through prioritizing and synchronizing daily logistical requirements with 22 contract companies.

Analyze processes to streamline procedures and implemented new processes to identify wasteful expenditures saving $120 million in annual program costs.

Company Commander (EOD), MajorNov 2005 - May 2010

U.S. Army, Eglin AFB, FL and Fort Sill, OK

Senior advisor and subject matter expert to senior military leaders on issues pertaining to EOD operations (bomb squad), military ordnance (UXO) chemical and biological weapons, risk assessment.

Spearheaded the development and integration of Iraqi Police Bomb Squad to support US military operations while commanding a military company of 44 personnel in Baghdad, Iraq.

Pioneered non-doctrinal concepts to effectively mitigate risk and exposure of explosives to local citizens and military personnel.

Established and oversaw a training company at Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal School to support the training of over 700 personnel.

Logistics Management Officer, CaptainMay 1999 - Nov 2005

U.S. Army, Vilseck, Germany and Fort Collins, CO

Promoted to oversee and coordinate all aspects of logistic and maintenance operations supporting combat missions in Baqubah, Iraq.

Recognized by General Officers and other senior officials as a top performer for maintaining 100% operational readiness rate through end-to-end supply management and operational support.


Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 2001

Associates of Arts, General, Wentworth Military Academy and Jr. College, Lexington, MO1999